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Any info on Geloso receivers and/or transmitters out there?

Discussion in '"Boat Anchor" & Classic Equipment' started by WA7KKP, May 1, 2012.

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  1. WA7KKP

    WA7KKP Ham Member

    My curiosity was piqued when I saw one portrayed on the Bond flick "Dr. No". Right at the beginning a British agent is using one to contact London and is murdered in mid-transmission.

    I've found quite a few pictures, but little text about Antonio Geloso and his radio gear. The transmitter looks to be about equal to a Johnson Ranger (single 6146, plate modulated). I'm curious if they ever had evolved into newer models (solid state?) or were they just a flash in the boot.

    I guess the Euro ops would best know . . . I've never seen one here stateside.

    Gary WA7KKP
     
  2. K9STH

    K9STH Ham Member

    Geloso made "standard" broadcast receivers and other things long before they got into the amateur radio market. The company is still in business but is now known as Pasosound.

    Here are some links:

    http://www.qsl.net/i0jx/geloso.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geloso

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=geloso+radio

    http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=181972

    http://www.geloso.net/pagineEN/ENhomepagecss.asp?MyVar=homepage

    http://rigreference.com/geloso

    http://www.pasosound.com/page1/page6/index.html

    Over the years, I have seen a couple. But, at least in this country, they are pretty scarce.

    Glen, K9STH
     
  3. K7JBQ

    K7JBQ Moderator

    Geloso made a really good VFO back in the late '50s/early '60s. Used it with an Eico 720.

    73,
    Bill
     
  4. W4HAY

    W4HAY Subscriber

    In 1964, our chief engineer at the Mars Hill Hammarlund plant bought a Geloso VFO module. To say it was disappointingly drifty was being kind.
     
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